Start your week with words of wisdom from these philanthropic individuals.
As we’re all here on earth together and we all have to do our part. Jana Sedlakova will explore how these shining stars make a difference.
Anastasia Dellaccio, Outreach and Special Initiatives, UN Foundation, Co-Owner Dolci Gelati
I have so many! One of my personal passion causes is for a UN Foundation campaign called Shot@Life, a campaign to provide vaccines to some of the most hard to reach children in the world so that they can reach their special milestone moments and have a shot at living.
Why is this cause so dear to you:
I have two toddlers and the horrible statistics that 1 in 5 children in the developing world do not make it to their 5th birthday makes the cause so dear to my heart. The fact that some mothers walk days just so they can get their children vaccines is incredible, as a mother to hear of the plight that mothers around the world go through makes me want to do more. That is why this cause is so dear to me.
Next noteworthy fundraiser:
There is one tomorrow, December 3 #GivingTuesday Creative Minds International Pubic Charter School: The St. Regis, Washington, DC will host a #GivingTuesday fundraiser to support Creative Minds International. This charter school has a mission of fostering childhood education in highly enriching ways while focusing on the International Primary curriculum, a highly engaging program based on an international, project –and arts-based approach that includes foreign language instruction as well as standards-based literacy and mathematics. This event is being put together by other local small businesses JBC events, You successful You and Dolci Gelati.
What can others do to help:
Join the #GivingTuesday movement and give back to a cause that is dear to your heart. #GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 3, 2013. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.
“To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quaility of it’s own.” -Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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